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Weeklies on Capitol siege

Monday, January 18th, 2021

As their editions last week just missed the assault on Washington’s Capitol Hill by enraged Trump supporters, Hungarian weeklies now devote considerable space to reports and comments on the events. READ MORE

Covid-19. A left-wing economist finds the idea viable

Saturday, January 16th, 2021

András Fekete-Győr argued that the 700 billion Forints it would thus cost to vaccinate 7 million people would be worth the resulting herd immunity. At present, less than 40 per cent of Hungarians appear willing to get vaccinated, while half of the remaining two-thirds are resolutely opposed to vaccination. READ MORE

Big tech’s Trump ban questioned

Friday, January 15th, 2021

A conservative commentator expresses his bewilderment that big tech appears to be more powerful than the President of the United States, while a liberal analyst believes Donald Trump must blame himself for what is happening to him. READ MORE

PM predicts conflicts in the EU

Thursday, January 14th, 2021

A liberal foreign policy expert agrees with the Prime Minister in expecting the government to come under intense international pressure this year. READ MORE

Obama compares Hungary to the Philippines

Wednesday, January 13th, 2021

A pro-government commentator and a centrist observer both reject former US President Barack Obama’s view that Hungary is on the wrong side of a contest between good and bad leadership. READ MORE

Capitol Hill riot compared and contrasted to Hungary in 2006

Tuesday, January 12th, 2021

Columnists on both sides of the political divide find similarities between the siege of the US Congress and the disturbances in Budapest 14 years ago – but draw opposing conclusions. READ MORE

Further comments on the lessons of 2020

Monday, January 4th, 2021

Opponents of the government find the administration at fault in both home and international politics, while being dissatisfied with the performance of the opposition. A pro-government analyst describes the government’s conflicts with international partners as a clash over national sovereignty. READ MORE

First appraisals of 2020

Friday, January 1st, 2021

Political commentators on both sides of the political divide depict 2020 in dark colours and brace for even tougher clashes next year. READ MORE

Covid vaccinations underway

Thursday, December 31st, 2020

As Hungary begins vaccinating medical personnel against Covid-19, a pro-government columnist disagrees with those who oppose vaccination, but would also find it wrong to make it mandatory. READ MORE

Right-wing columnist on Navalny poisoning

Wednesday, December 30th, 2020

A pro-government commentator doesn’t believe that Russian dissident Alexei Navalny was poisoned by the Russian secret services. READ MORE